National Coordinated Common Resource Areas (CRA) Geographic Database

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2019

A Common Resource Area (CRA) map delineation is defined as a geographical area where resource concerns, problems, or treatment needs are similar. It is considered a subdivision of an existing Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) map delineation or polygon. Landscape conditions, soil, climate, human considerations, and other natural resource information are used to determine the geographic boundaries of a Common Resource Area.

The National Coordinated CRA Geographic Database provides: 1. A consistent CRA geographic database; 2. CRA geographic data compatible with other GIS data digitized from 1:250,000 scale maps, such as land use/land cover, political boundaries, Digital General Soil Map of the U.S. (updated STATSGO), and ecoregion boundaries; 3. A consistent (correlated) geographic index for Conservation Management Guide Sheet information and the eFOTG; 4. A geographic linkage with the national MLRA framework.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date May 5, 2015
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 5, 2015
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019
Publisher NRCS
Unique Identifier NRCS0105
Soils Hotline
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:53
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
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Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2015-04-24
Program Code 005:027
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash c331f2c0e604288d4eeab47edfd58cf82bd87b6a
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States, Territories, Commonwealths, Island Nations
Category Geospatial, National Geospatial Data Asset, Soils Theme

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